ATLANTA-January 11, 2017 - The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that Z Gallerie, a premier lifestyle brand in the fashion home space, will create 115 new jobs and invest $3.7 million in an east coast distribution center and customer service center in Douglas County.
Douglas County Launches Strategic Planning Initiative
The Douglas County Economic Development Authority kicks off a Community and Economic Development Strategic Plan with visit from Avalanche Consulting and launch of a community-wide survey.
Douglasville, GA - October 13, 2016 – This month, the Douglas County Economic Development Authority is beginning a seven-month planning process aimed at increasing economic prosperity and improving quality of life for Douglas County.
Douglas County experienced tremendous housing growth and subsequent foreclosures during the recession that would have stressed other communities to the brink. A commitment to good fiscal management by the present administration of Douglas County and ongoing wins by the Douglas County Economic Development Authority have both maintained the quality of services and infrastructure and minimized any significant tax increases.
Google announces $300M data center expansion in Georgia
Douglas County expansion needed to meet increased global demand
Today, there are more than 100 billion Google searches every month. In 2008, there were one trillion web addresses. Now, there are 60 trillion. And 300 billion hours of video are uploaded to YouTube each minute.
Beverage company will invest $337 million in new cold brewing manufacturing facility
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) will open a manufacturing facility in Douglas County, creating approximately 550 new jobs and investing $337 million over the next five years.
Atlanta’s popular popsicle maker King of Pops has bought a 68-acre farm near Douglasville.
The tract known as Daniell Nursery has been operating since 1970 and includes a horse stable.
King of Pops will use the land to grow fresh ingredients and Christmas trees, as well as to host farm-to-table events, according to The Shumacher Group Inc., an Atlanta-based restaurant brokerage and consulting firm.
“Their business is growing,” said Peter Kruskamp with The Shumacher Group, who represented King of Pops in the deal.
The surge of Georgia-created movies and shows normally is attributed to the state’s five-year-old tax credit for film and TV productions within its borders, but local community support is also a contributing factor and Douglas County is a prime example.